Firefighters stop 4 brushfires by Hwy. 97 S of Bend

Four small brushfires broke out within minutes of each other on the east side of Highway 97 south of Bend late Tuesday afternoon, sending police and fire crews scrambling to get them out; investigators say a catalytic converter fell out of a vehicle's exhaust, apparently sparking the blazes.


KTVZ.COM Photo Album: Sun, snow, birds - and comet

POSTED: 9:46 AM PST January 30, 2013    UPDATED: 11:44 PM PDT March 18, 2013 

A winter's worth of scenes as the season comes to a close, from rivers to clouds to sunsets to birds -- and a passing comet. Share a few photos via e-mail at or using our smartphone apps' 'My Report' feature.

Pan-STARRS comet La Pine Richard Lighthill
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Richard Lighthill

La Pine resident Richard Lighthill says the clouds held back just long enough on Monday night, March 18 to capture images of the Pan-STARRS comet. He photographed it at f/5.6 with his 250 mm zoom on a DSLR Canon EOS Rebel T3 with a 3-second exposure, ISO 1600.


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